Hello! We have been working on a little refresh to this site and a little adjusting to go along with it. During the process, I realized the last time I introduced myself or crafted a page about myself was way back in 2014. That was FIVE years ago! Since that time I've had two boys enter … Read more about Well, Hello!
I've loved all things health and fitness for a mighty long time. It was reinforced watching my parents battle thier own health issues that affected their quality of life. That helped me move from exercising for the outward results (like those skinny jeans) and focusing on all of the health … Read more about Growing Into Wellness
One of the very best things about summer is living off of wonderful, cool, fresh salads. I have two that I am loving this summer. One is an old favorite and the next is a new, refreshing recipe I have to share. First of all, I love a good chicken salad. I'm here to tell you this chicken salad … Read more about Simple Summer Salads
I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
I have been off of my cooking game lately, but preparing meals this time of year seems to be so much easier. I love simple, light meals during the summer. We all want more time to do more of the fun stuff. Going back to a "day job" also meant whatever I'm whipping up has to be super quick and … Read more about Four Simple Summer Suppers
This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
After most any big celebration or holiday the buzz seems to be about detoxing. I have never been one to follow a strict detox diet. Our bodies are miraculous machines that naturally follow its own detox regimen. This works beautifully until we go overboard with processed foods, sugars, alcohol … Read more about Let Your Body Do Its Thing!
There is SO much hype out there about self-care these days. It seems to be one of the new, trendy things we have to put on our "to do" list. OR it sounds kinda "high falutin" and what those "ladies who lunch" do that the rest of us might feel too guilty about indulging in. But I'm here to share with … Read more about Self Care IS a Thing. . . and may not be what you think
Here we are, friends. At the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. As I sit here watching the news reports on the festivities and as 2/3 of my boys are in New Orleans preparing to cheer on the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl, I confess I am quite content to sit right here in a quiet house … Read more about SIMPLIFY IN 2019 . . . My Intention. AND I have a GIFT for YOU!
I haven't been sending you a bunch of posts recently due to the fact that I have some other projects going on that are taking lots of my time but also because, I don't know about your, but I have been totally overwhelmed with the amount of emails in my inbox. In fact, I almost dread opening my … Read more about TWO SIMPLE NO FAIL WINTER RECIPES